Rapids start season strong

The Chilliwack Rapids had three teams active in season openers last weekend, earning shutout wins in all three matches.

Three Chilliwack men’s teams playing in the Fraser Valley Soccer League played their season openers last weekend.

The Chilliwack FC Rapids A team hosted Port Moody’s PMSC Lordco Gunners Friday night at Exibition Stadium.

Striker Zenow Renaerts opened the scoring, picking up a rebound off a Robbie Fadden free kick.  Fadden scored three of his own with winger Mike Perry adding a single in a 5-0 rout. Jackie Tang earned the shutout in goal.

It was a good start for a team that’s intent on winning Division One and earning promotion back into the Premier League.

The Rapids B team, playing in the Fourth Division, travelled to Abbotsford’s Bradner Park Sunday to play the veteran Bradner Redshirts.

The young Chilliwack side maintained more of the possession, but could only get one through the big and physical Redshirt’s defense in the first half.Fullback Alex Vogt rushed in to put a shot past the Bradner  keeper.

Meekaylae Renaerts added two, pushing the lead to 3-0.

Striker Norman Charlie made the final 4-0, with Antonio D’Archangelo earning the clean sheet in goal.

The Rapids Over-35 Masters Division One team kept the perfect weekend intact, blanking Langley FC 6-0.

Matt Jarvis had three in the win.

The Rapids A and B teams alternate home games at Exhibition Stadium most Friday nights at 8 p.m.

The Masters team plays their home games at noon on alternating Sundays at Exhibition Stadium.

Team and league information is available online at fraservalleysoccer.com